The Association Fundación Doña Lucia is an educational charity established in Aiquile, Bolivia, in 2009. The name was chosen in memory of Lucia, mother of Faustino Molina Roja, who founded and is currently leading the association.
Since March 2015 the FundaciónDoña Lucia has become an ONLUS, which means that all donors, people and companies, can now claim financial benefits.
The province of Campero belongs to the district of Cochabamba, in central Bolivia. It lies between the Andes and the Amazon forest. The province capital is Aiquile: 2.250 mt above the sea level; it comprises a population of about 16.000.
The subsistence economy is exclusively based on seasonal agricolture, and it depends on the scarce rainfall. The area around the provincial capital is characterized by small rural villages, far from each other; one of these villages is an Ayllu, a community with its own laws, enforced by a council of wise elderly people.
90% of the native population descends from Quechua ancestors and speaks mainly “quechua”; due to the difficult economical conditions many people looking for a job emigrate from this area to big cities or nearby Countries: Argentina, Brasil, Chile.